Five reference leagues are examined in order to highlight the subtleties in draft strategies based on variations in fantasy league size, draft rounds, scoring rules, starting lineup requirements, and points per reception (PPR). Realistic expected values for QB, RB, WR, TE, DST and K are graphed to illustrate the relative values and merits of each position. Competitive draft boards are color coded to demonstrate the strengths and weakness of various drafting scripts. Reference leagues for 2017 are ESPN, Real Time Fantasy Sports, NFFC, FFPC, Phenoms Deep, and SF IDP (individual defensive players - DL, LB, DB).
Fantasy football team owners who are seeking to maximize the expected fantasy points acquired during the draft will be delighted to see this book's extensive coverage of value calculations and value based drafting (VBD). A new high performing VBD algorithm named exhaustive search has been invented during our research. Additional VBD methods are pure collective wisdom, retrospective, intentional gray, differential from a static baseline, value over next available, and S-GA (static baseline genetic algorithm).
This book contains plenty of guidance on drafting well including draft strategy, draft preparation, draft mechanics, 2017 player rankings, sample draft boards, website links, and guidance on choosing an NFL player among equals. Beginners at fantasy football can also read the getting started guide and fantasy football terminology. Draft strategy for the best ball, "Draft Masters" variant includes rule of three and explosiveness. Draft strategy for the auction bidding variant includes studs & duds, balanced, and final control.